Education Management Corporation

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Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
334 Reviews
2.5
334 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and there are opportunities to move up here and there (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is comfortable unless you have a family; you will work Saturdays (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family (in 19 reviews)

  • There is no job security there and you would be stupid to take a job there at this point in time (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Experience except for politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Necessity is the basis of work. Livelihood is to survive.

    Cons

    Nepotism, biased gender, preferred females only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should remain unbiased

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    admin/ manager/recruiter

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    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter in Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Administrative/Manager/Recruiter in Coimbatore

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    this is the major work of all students and their parents. i hope this is the best field to develope ourself and the society itself soon,

    Cons

    If a student can't to succeed that subject or degree or some other in thgat major its make problem in our career also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Iam not having that much of knowledge to advise the upper peoples.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    sixteen years of accounts experience

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    Current Employee - General Accountant in Chengalpattu
    Current Employee - General Accountant in Chengalpattu

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    my self having best experience in retail , audit & accounts, h& r experience in last 16 years

    Cons

    rare opportunity to deliver the best efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management always think who is the best teller. not result oriented. they want to achivers only. but they fall only orally tellers only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Default Prevention

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative and allows for career development

    Cons

    low salary and not a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    EDMC as an employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Management Corporation

    Pros

    Company 401K matching plan up to 6% at the time

    Cons

    Pressure to appease students rather than support faculty

  7.  

    I love this place!

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    Current Employee - Program Chair in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Chair in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the Commrodary at this work place.

    Cons

    Can not think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales masked as bettering student lives

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In terms of personal growth, this place challenged me in a lot of ways that shaped the success I'm having today. It wasn't always pretty - there were a few mass layoffs during my tenure, and there was a lot of pressure from upper management to hit your enrollment quotas. While I hated it at times, I look back at my EDMC experiences as positive for how they helped me grow stronger.

    Prior to the legal trouble - the pay was insanely high, but ultimately unsustainable. Some Admissions Reps were making well above 6-figures for recruiting students. Once that bubble broke, salaries were still pretty good for starting out of school.

    Cons

    The public mission about changing student lives is all a front. The sole internal motivator is to get as much money as you can out of prospective students. Trainings and performance metrics are all numbers and revenue based. There was no performance metric related to student happiness/experience - just how many students you enrolled and how much money you made the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Rep.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great building, superb training. great team members.

    Cons

    I just started working there. Everything seems ok so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A ship without a rudder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    provides good educational outcomes
    schools have dedicated people - both teaching and staff

    Cons

    Investor controlled so profitability is more important than quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Training

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In depth sales training & coaching. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not having enough financial aid representatives to handle the pipeline of new students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the sales representatives to handle the potential students with more independence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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